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Political advertising falls outside the competence of the State service of Ukraine on issues of food safety and consumer rights. This was stated by the press service of the Ministry.

The report notes that over the past period significantly increased the number of appeals of people’s deputies, public organizations and individual citizens coming into Rospotrebsoyuz for compliance with political advertising distributed during the election campaign, the requirements of the legislation.

According to the legislation of Ukraine Rospotrebsoyuz is the Central Executive authority that implements the state policy in the sphere of state control over observance of legislation on consumer protection and advertising in this area.

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The Ministry recalled that in accordance with article 1 of the law of Ukraine “On protection of consumer rights” consumer — a natural person who purchases, orders, uses or intends to purchase or order products for personal needs not related to business activities or duties of the employee.

“Thus, the powers of Rospotrebsoyuz control over observance of legislation on advertising relate exclusively to the information that is spread for the purpose of forming or maintaining consumer awareness of advertising in relation to business entities or of goods, works or services”, — stated in the message.

As previously reported, two months of the election campaign on Ukrainian TV channels in a four-fold increase in the amount of political advertising of candidates in presidents of Ukraine.